Rishabh Pant’s scores of 36 and 97 put him 19 places to 26th.

India skipper Virat Kohli was ranked third in the ICC Test rankings on Tuesday by Australian batsman Steve Smith, but middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara moved up two places to eighth.

Kohli has 870 points in the latest chart released on Tuesday. The Indian captain opted out of the ongoing Australia series after the first Test to go on paternity leave. He and his wife received Anushka’s blessing on the day India drew a fighting draw in the third Test match in Sydney.

Smith (900 points) is second to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (919). The Australian had scores of 131 and 81 in the Sydney Test.

Williamson’s epic 238 in the second Test against Pakistan in Christchurch has helped a New Zealand player reach the best rating points and consolidate his position at the top of the list.

Pujara, who had a half-century (50, 77) in the third Test to help India draw the match, was placed eighth, one spot behind captain Ajinkya Rahane.

Rishabh Pant’s scores of 36 and 97 put him 19 places to 26th.

Hanuma Vihari (52nd) and Ravichandran Ashwin (89th) have also gained after their fighting knock, as did Shubman Gill (69th).

Meanwhile in the bowlers’ list, off-spinner Ashwin is down two places to ninth and is followed by compatriot Jaspreet Bumrah, who lost one place. No other Indian celebrity in the bowlers’ top-10.

Pat Cummins continued to lead the charts after British paceman Stuart Broad and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner.

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